Harry Mitchell - Vimy Avenue...
Posted by Evening Chronicle on September 27, 2020, 7:27 pm
Newcastle Evening Chronicle - Saturday 07 April 1962. |
Hebburn Family’s Golden Reunion
A Hebburn family will be re-united for the first time in 11 years today for a golden wedding.
About 30 members of the family are to be at a reception to mark the golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mitchell, of Vimy Avenue, Hebburn. Relatives are coming from Pelton as well as Bradford and Bletchley.
Mr. Mitchell, who is 76, and his 70-year-old wife, Annie, came to the North East after the First World War when Mr. Mitchell got a job in a Jarrow shipyard.
Moved to land
When the depression came, they moved to Northumberland under a land resettlement scheme and Mr. Mitchell turned to agricultural work.
They lived in Felton, and nearby Swarland, until a year ago when they left to live with a son in Hebburn.
Mr. Mitchell served in both world wars. He was in the Royal Navy in World War One and in the Second World War he joined the army.
Among the guests at the reception will be three sons, three daughters and nine grandchildren. The last time the whole family was together was in 1951 for the wedding of the Mitchell’s youngest daughter, Glady’s.
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